FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Aroma is a simple bitter sweetish barley, a touch of apple, but there are clearly some hops too. Pretty much a "classic" 1980s "best" bitter, I grew up drinking cheaper versions of this. Certainly an easy drinker, itís just a simple bitter. Nice dry bitter hoppy finish, a bit of a tingle, almost papery or walnut papers. This may be dead, but itís a perfectly adequate 4% bitter.
artyom (291) - Osijek, CROATIA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5l bottle. Copper color. Aroma is mostly hops, just like the taste. Very nice bitterness. Overall itís really good and tasty beer.
Marduk (1652) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Dark caramel color. Medium size thick off-white head, stays. Sweet, grapefruit, toffee in aroma. Roasted malts, grainy, slightly grassy in flavor. Watery texture. Medium bitter aftertaste.
minutemat (405) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in the park. Good dark aroma.. very malty.. earthy with moss and bark.. grassy albeit bitter finish.
Douberd (1200) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 500 ml at home. Poured into my Guinness glass. ABV 4.1%
Bright copper orange with caramel hues, one finger of slighty off-white head on top, with low retention but with satisfying lacing left behind.
Aroma is if faint hops, hints of caramel, some light roasted malts.
Nice bitterness on the taste, with long duration. Hints of caramel here too, english hops.
Medium thin body, light carbonation.
Overall nice bitter with high drinkability.
Jimmythespoon (404) - CYPRUS - JUL 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light pissy colour, just as light body, no aroma very boring. Nothing special and would not drink this again.
Palme (2667) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle. This is a crystal clear dark wood golden one with a small bubbly and quite lacing off-white top. Smalls nice with a good amount of chocolate. Itís light fruit hoppy as and quite malty as well. Think this is my kind of bitter. A nice sweet aroma. Well, itís not that bad tasting either. A bit thin on the mouthfeel and the carbonation is below average. A good sweetness here, lots if dark caramel thatís well balanced with plenty of bittering hops. I liked this one. One of the better Iíve had from the brewer. 18.05.2013
Miksu (4731) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Amber color. Sweetish aroma with piney and resiny hops. Bitter, slightly sweet, resiny, piney and nutty flavor. Medium body. Not bad, more taste than most bitters of this strenght.
Beer4000 (4096) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle sampled in 2009. Practically clear golden body with a small off-white head. Light aroma of caramel malt with a hint of fruity hops. Flavor is light malty, some caramel, hint of fruit and actually more bitter than expected from aroma. Medium body and nice aftertaste. Still a pretty average bitter.
berntholer (492) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
small ivory white head with lacing. amber coloured slightly turbid. hoppy and somewhat rancid smell. bitter hoppy with average body and reasonable aftertaste. easy drinker.bottle 50cl @ baden baden / notes from backlog